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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-22-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,138
Posted By Oso Polaris
I got concerned for like a minute. I prefer the...

I got concerned for like a minute. I prefer the CZ527 over the Howa Mini 1500. But then I realized that I decided to the next build would be a custom using a Borden Action and suddenly I was able...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-16-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,138
Posted By Oso Polaris
No more 300BO or 6.5 Grendel chambering... at...

No more 300BO or 6.5 Grendel chambering... at least no mentioned
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-02-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By Oso Polaris
CZ's acquisition of Colt has fallen through

Just saw something in the headlines about the acquisition of Colt by CZ from Vista Outdoors. Looks like the transaction won't be going forward.
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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-13-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,808
Posted By Oso Polaris
While forming I used 8.0gr Bullseye and some...

While forming I used 8.0gr Bullseye and some Cajun-style fish fry (corn meal base) that I had on hand. Although it made the range smell fantastic, the cayenne included in the mixture kept irritating...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-04-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oso Polaris
I have been doing a bunch of load development...

I have been doing a bunch of load development with the Howa Mini shooting prone off a bipod and rear squeeze bag. I am missing my full size rifles for this type of shooting... but it sure was...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-01-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oso Polaris
I had my Howa Mini (6.5 Grendel) out this weekend...

I had my Howa Mini (6.5 Grendel) out this weekend working up a load for the 90gr TNT. It is a very handy-sized field rifle. If you have handled a CZ527 Varmint (kevlar stock) then the feel is...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-29-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Oso Polaris
Back in February I needed a 223AI Neck Bushing...

Back in February I needed a 223AI Neck Bushing Die. I bought it off MidwayUSA. They were out of stock so I was able to put on either Backorder or Send Notice and had it a little over a month later....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-25-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oso Polaris
Yes. It is a nice stock. I also bought...

Yes. It is a nice stock. I also bought Oregunsmith's replacement bottom metal (hinged floorplate/blind magazine). A little pillar bedding and presto it shoots pretty well.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-25-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oso Polaris
Its a B&C Stock so holes aren't a concern. ...

Its a B&C Stock so holes aren't a concern. However, I was thinking a "saddle bag" would be a nice change of pace... provided its functional and not a nuisance.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-25-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oso Polaris
Cheek Pad Riser / Buttstock Cover

I may need to elevate my cheek rest/weld for my Howa Mini (Grendel), which is mounted in a B&C stock. I am using a MDT scope rail and with medium rings. This is acceptable from the bench, but too...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-21-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,523
Posted By Oso Polaris
I saw this review a little while back and...

I saw this review a little while back and thought... I need one of these. Here's a good rangefinder at reasonable price... $500 out to 3000 yards.
...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-20-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,661
Posted By Oso Polaris
Fair Comment. I mischaracterized the Ar15/AR16...

Fair Comment. I mischaracterized the Ar15/AR16 issue. If there is extended lock-up time (not enough gas or too heavy of a buffer setup) the pressure remains too high within the case and as it...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-19-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,661
Posted By Oso Polaris
It isn't a matter of just sizing it back in line...

It isn't a matter of just sizing it back in line with factory spec. What is critical is resizing dramatically enough (significantly under-sizing) to break the case memory. As I recall it was in the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-19-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,661
Posted By Oso Polaris
If the brass was fired through a overly-loose...

If the brass was fired through a overly-loose chambered rifle, semi-auto (AR15) or machine gun (M16 or SAW) then you probably have expanded cases. The issue is more prominent with Semi-auto and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-16-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Oso Polaris
If you are using a budget-friendly Thermal then...

If you are using a budget-friendly Thermal then you will have a challenge distinguishing between a cow laying down or calf and a hog. The same issue with large river bottom raccoon and a hog. It...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-12-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Oso Polaris
Your budget gets you into the low end of Thermal...

Your budget gets you into the low end of Thermal or you can go budget friendly with Infrared. ''Do so searches on YouTube, specifically Hog Hunting, and you will see a lot o night vision videos. ...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-12-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Oso Polaris
If you can't get response from Glade then there...

If you can't get response from Glade then there is another option available... thread your existing bolt handle. I've got a gunsmith whose built a jig (not a dremel) to easily thread your existing...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-11-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By Oso Polaris
Nor Cal - I stumbled upon a couple of cases at...

Nor Cal - I stumbled upon a couple of cases at the range a week ago. This is first time I have seen this cartridge in person. assume you are using pistol powder for that case. What type of...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-10-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Oso Polaris
Great answer. I am willing to give it a try......

Great answer. I am willing to give it a try... I'll have to save up some sooty suppressed brass and give it a whirl. Probably more like 3 gallons to fill and properly rinse.

Moorepower - that...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-09-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Oso Polaris
You have my interest. What advantage do you...

You have my interest. What advantage do you think that the distilled water will have in the process? The tone of the following statements (below) sounds confrontational/smart ass, but it isn't...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-09-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Oso Polaris
I started out 15 years ago using a nice rock...

I started out 15 years ago using a nice rock tumbler I had on hand. It has two separate tumbling canisters that are 4" deep by 8"diameter and will hold 6lbs. I have been using this ever...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-09-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Oso Polaris
With your typical rifle brass from a bolt gun or...

With your typical rifle brass from a bolt gun or pistol brass you are only wet tumbling for 30 minutes. With heavily sooty/fouled brass from shooting AR15 suppressed (think burnt motor oil) it is a...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-09-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By Oso Polaris
This is one of my areas of excessive experience. ...

This is one of my areas of excessive experience. Things that you need:
1) Rotary Tumbler
Frankling Arsenol has a nice wet tumbler, but a simple rock tumbler will work. If you buy a rock tumbler...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-06-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,384
Posted By Oso Polaris
I think the Sinclair have a crisp taper as reach...

I think the Sinclair have a crisp taper as reach bullet diameter, whereas, the Hornady is just a smooth rounding curve. I find that with the Sinclair insert that I if hold bullet inside the gage and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-06-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,384
Posted By Oso Polaris
I saw something about this earlier this year and...

I saw something about this earlier this year and bought the Sinclair steel inserts and shipped the Hornady aluminum inserts to a friend (better than nothing).

I just tried to measure my Sinclair...
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